NASA says its lunar models are still sitting there on the Moon

Just after I wrote “Proofs of lunar landing might be coming after 40 years“, NASA published a set of photos taken by its LRO at various Apollo lunar landing sites. Cool!

The images indicate that not only lunar modules but also scientific instruments and even astronaut footpath are still there. Those locations are precisely pinpointed. Now, it is up to other lunar mission capable countries Russia, Japan, China, and India to go there and verify NASA’s findings.

All images credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Arizona State University
Labeled LROC image of Apollo 11 landing site

Apollo 11 lunar module, Eagle.
Image width: 282 meters (about 925 ft.)

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Labeled LROC image of Apollo 15 landing site

Apollo 15 lunar module, Falcon.

Image width: 384 meters (about 1,260 ft.)

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Labeled LROC image of Apollo 16 landing site

Apollo 16 lunar module, Orion.

Image width: 256 meters (about 840 ft.)

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Labeled LROC image of Apollo 17 landing site

Apollo 17 lunar module, Challenger.

Image width: 359 meters (about 1,178 ft.)
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Labeled LROC image of Apollo 14 landing site

Apollo 14 lunar module, Antares.

Image width: 538 meters (about 1,765 ft.)

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Labeled LROC image of Apollo 14 landing site
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